June 21, 2018

Maine Military & Community Network to Host 8th Annual Conference

On Thursday, July 19th, the Maine Military & Community Network (MMCN) will host their 8th Annual statewide conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The theme of this year’s meeting – “Resiliency and Reintegration: Life in Transition.”

A keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Nancy Sherman, a distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. Dr. Sherman has over 20 years of experience working with military veterans and will brief attendees on the topic of moral injury and the moral and ethical uncertainties of war.

MMCN’s annual conference provides veterans, veteran service organizations and clinicians the opportunity to network and share information on topics affecting veterans, service members and their families. The objective of the conference is to increase the overall awareness among service members, veterans and providers of the issues and opportunities related to those who have served in the military.

The Maine Military & Community Network is an organization comprised of 10 regional groups throughout the State of Maine with a mission of supporting Maine Military Members, Veterans, and their families in their local communities, as well as Maine’s Joining Community Forces and the MyVA Community Initiative.

MMCN is also pleased to announce a new addition to this year’s conference. Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) will be on site to assist veterans interested in individually meeting with a VSO. Please note, to meet with a VSO, you must register to attend the conference and registration is free for both service members and veterans.

To register for the 8th Annual Maine Military & Community Network conference, and to view the complete conference agenda, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/1gq10j. Throughout the afternoon, attendees may choose to join various breakout sessions on the topics of: behavioral health; community building; employment successes and challenges; legal, medical and transportation assistance; and veteran engagement. Those who attend will receive 5 Continuing Education Credits from AdCare.

Media may contact Melissa Willette, Director of Communications, Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services at Melissa.Willette@maine.gov or 207-430-6004 for more information.

To learn more about available resources for veterans and their families, please contact the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services at 207-430-6035 or visit our website www.maine.gov/veterans.